The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Vol. 1: The Pox Party Characters

Matthew Tobin Anderson
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Octavian

Octavian is the son of an African princess, and very close to his mother up until the time of her death. Though he is a slave, he is originally treated very well. He is part of an experiment run by his master, Mr. Gitney, who wishes to prove that Africans can be just as intelligent as whites. Though he does have a respect for the things that Gitney did for him during his youth, Octavian still wishes to be free, and this wish grows desperate when he sees his mother die as the result of an experiment Gitney runs while they are in Canaan. Octavian has grown to be at odds with his status as a slave by increments ever since it was brought to his attention that he was in fact as slave. This distaste for his status as a slave grew the most when he confronted...

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